The Little Match Girl

ARTHUR PITA

Following the world premiere here in 2013 and a sell-out run at Sadler’s Wells last Christmas, we are delighted to welcome back celebrated director and choreographer Arthur Pita with his magical dance theatre show The Little Match Girl

Based on the classic Christmas story, this touching tale of an impoverished young street girl’s hopes and dreams is beautifully told through dance, song and original live music.

A snowy stage sets the scene for an icy cold Christmas Eve, where the Little Match Girl paces the emptying streets, shivering and desperate, trying to sell her matches. Cold, hungry and with just one final match flame to keep her warm, she sees a vision of her beloved grandmother. Leaving her troubled life behind, the Little Match Girl is guided up into the night sky by her grandmother who takes her to the moon. Now, on a clear night, if you look closely, you might see the light of a shooting start, or is it a match burning brightly?

***** "A gem. Lucky Ipswich"
The Observer
***** "Perfectly spell-binding. An utter delight"
The Spectator Critics Choice

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